True the Vote Election Crimes Database

A nationwide compilation of election crimes prosecutions

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State Defendant Co-Defendants Sex Date Election D/R Charged Convictedsort descending Type1 Type2 Type3 # Charges # Fraudulent Votes / Election Margin Description Sentence Source1 Source2 Source3 Source4 Source5 Follow Up
Washington Brianna Debwa (quality control specialist - Tacoma ACORN office) 2007-07 Registration Fraud 2 Felony charges were filed against 7 individuals who submitted about 1,800 registration cards on behalf of the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now, or ACORN. The organization agreed to keep a better eye on its employees and pay $25,000 to defray costs of the investigation. Brianna Debwa was charged with 1 count of providing false information on a registration, and 1 count of making false statements to a public official. Dismissed
Washington Richard Lindblom M 1 Records received from Snohomish County Washington did not indicate the specific accusation. From a list of almost 200 voter fraud cases that occurred since June 2007, only one person was charged. According to the prosecutor's office, the remainder of the cases were not prosecuted and no records were kept on the type of specific charge for the unprosecuted cases.
Georgia Evelyn Griffin Olivia Pearson Charlie Mack Wooten James Curtis Hicks F 2012-11 General 2016-05 Illegal assistance Evelyn Griffin, Douglas Mayor Pro-Tem Olivia Pearson, Charlie Mack Wooten, and James Curtis Hicks were charged with voter fraud during the November 2012 General Election. An investigation conducted by the Georgia Secretary of State’s Office revealed that Pearson, Wooten, Hicks and Griffin illegally provided assistance to voters who were not physically disabled or illiterate. All four entered “not guilty” pleas in Coffee County Superior Court and are expected to go to trial in October 2016.
New Mexico Dyon Herrera Laura Seeds M 2016-03 Espanola municipal Absentee/Mail Forgery 3 Dyon Herrera was charged with felony voter fraud in the Espanola, NM city election on March 1, 2016, for forging signatures on two absentee ballots belonging to his grandparents and one absentee ballot application. The election was decided by just two votes. The charges filed in June in Magistrate Court were dismissed July 20 without prejudice, and the AG's dismissal notice indicated criminal charges will be refiled at a later time. The District Attorney forwarded the absentee applications and voter oath documents to the State Police after hearing in-person early voting precinct judge Therisa Aguilar's account of the alleged fraud she witnessed one of Councilor Robert Seeds’s campaign volunteers commit. The alleged fraud was set in motion by Councilor Seeds’s wife, Laura Seeds, after she reportedly took a call on Herrera's cell phone from Herrera’s grandmother Leona Herrera, wanting to know if something could be done about the absentee ballots her husband LeeRoy Herrera mistook for junk mail and ripped up. Herrera was supposed to return the repaired ballots to his grandparents’ house, but Herrera returned immediately with the two absentee ballots allegedly voted and signed by his grandparents. The signatures on both of the voter oath cards were identical and very different from the ones on the absentee applications the couple reportedly submitted ahead of receiving the ballots. Under the advisement of state election officials and City Attorney Frank Coppler, the suspicious ballots were set aside and not counted. The third allegation of voter fraud also happened during early in-person voting. In that case, Laura Seeds was apparently assisting a voter, Daysi Lopez, who was also picking up absentee ballots for her four siblings. However, election officials realized one of the applications lacked a signature, which means she would not be given a ballot for the application unless it was signed. Laura Seeds and crew quickly informed Aguilar that the owner of the unsigned application was in the car. Seeds reportedly asked Dyon Herrera to go out to the car and have the owner of the application, Ben Lopez, sign the document. Herrera returned with the signed document, but it appeared to election officials that Ben Lopez wasn’t present, and the signature on that voter oath document was similar to the signatures on the oath cards reportedly belonging to Dyon Herrera’s grandparents. Voter fraud is a fourth-degree felony and if charged and convicted, Herrera could face an 18-month prison sentence on all three counts.
New Hampshire Amanda Diana Hawkins F 2008-11 General Registration Fraud Ineligible district voting The New Hampshire Attorney General's Office investigated Amanda Diana Hawkins because she reportedly registered and voted for the first time on Election Day without photo identification, and the United States Post Office returned a verification letter sent to her address as undeliverable. Her identity was later verified, according to a New Hampshire Attorney General's Office investigation. Hawkins was not charged
California Daniel Ricca M 2006-10 Registration Fraud Daniel Ricca along with 11 others, were charged with deceiving voters into re-registering, motivated by a $10 bounty for each new registered voter. Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas charged 12 people with multiple counts of felony voter registration fraud.
Georgia Cheryl Murphy F OTHER Cheryl Murphy was accused of failing to notify of change of address. $100 fine, cease and desist order and public reprimand
Florida Mohsin Ali M 2006 Non-citizen voting As a Florida resident, Mohsin Ali was told he could vote, but he wasn't a U.S. citizen. The case was charged as a misdemeanor. (U.S. v. Mohsin Ali, No. 4-05-CR-47 (N.D. Fla.)
Georgia Thomas Habel M 2008 2011 Multiple Voting 1 Thomas Habel was accused of being registered to vote in both Florida and Georgia and voting in both during the 2008 election. (State Elections Board Case #2008-01231104754) $500 fine, cease and desist order and public reprimand
Tennessee Brenda Woods (former city council member and candidate for mayor) F 2009 Municipal Voter intimidation/coercion Illegal assistance Witnesses at trial were granted immunity and testified that Woods took them to the polls at separate times to vote for her even though she knew they were felons. Convicted in 2010, but was granted a new trial and again convicted in 2014. Two years of community corrections. Prohibited from voting or running for political office.


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